As her three-month old daughter was dying, a mother was too busy to care and was instead having sex with her lover upstairs.
Britain's Mirror Online reported that mother-of-six Yvonne Adkins, 32, had been in an alcohol-fuelled nine-hour sex romp with her new lover, who she had met a week earlier at a bus stop.
The baby, named Shanelle, had been sickly since birth and was left on a sofa downstairs with her sister. She was only found the following morning, lifeless.
Paramedics were called in to the house in Meir, in England's Stoke-on-Trent, and rushed the baby to a local hospital, but she was pronounced dead after doctors were unable to revive her.
According to The Mirror, at an inquest into the child's death, it was learnt that Adkins, whose six children were born to four different fathers, had showed no emotion as paramedics were trying to resuscitate her daughter or as they made their way to the hospital.
It was also learnt that social workers had visited the Adkins several times in the weeks prior to the girl's death, after receiving an anonymous tip-off from a neighbour.
At the inquest, a coroner said that Adkins had put the child at risk by leaving her unattended downstairs. He also slammed Adkins for being 'neglectful' in her duties as a mother, Mail Online reported.
Adkins' story is similar to a case in Adelaide, Australia last year, when authorities there found a starving four-year-old boy in a small room surrounded by rotting food, dirty nappies and his own faecal matter. His mother had told police that she was "too busy having sex" to care for her son.